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echoAR, Inc.

echoAR is the world’s only AR-first CMS + CDN. echoAR is a cloud platform for augmented reality that helps developers and companies quickly build and deploy AR apps and content. Backed by @Techstars and received grants from @YCombinator and @NYCMediaLab.
echoAR is a cloud platform for augmented reality (AR) that provides tools and server-side infrastructure to helps developers & companies quickly build and deploy AR apps and content. We built an subscription-based AR-first content management system (CMS) and delivery network (CDN) that allow developers to build their AR app backend in minutes, and allow their clients to easily upload, manage, and publish content to the AR app without involving development teams.

We are backed by Techstars and received grants from Y Combinator and NYC Media Lab. We were named one of the Top 25 finalists in Sir Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2019, and were featured on The Hill and Bold TV.
Our vision is to become the #1 server-side supplier for AR - the AWS of AR.

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

Our cloud platform is specially built to handle, convert, and compress 3D models, interactive content, and animations while providing interaction analytics & usage metrics. Our cross-platform system supports any AR client-side SDK for developers to choose to build their app, such as ARCore, ARKit, Vuforia, Wikitude, WebXR, AR.js, Unity-based SDKs, MagicLeap, and more. By using our solution, AR developers save time on building & maintaining an app backend, and quickly go from development, to testing, and to production. Content creators don't need technical knowledge to use the system as they are able to manage AR content anywhere using our web app.
We are among the the first to shine light on the importance of backend infrastructure in a frontend-heavy ecosystem such as AR/VR. While other companies are trying to find the best horse to bet on, whether it be some AR client-side SDK (ARKit vs. ARCore, etc) or AR display (mobile vs. MagicLeap, etc), we say: don't bet on a horse, bet on the track - invest in the network tools and infrastructure that will empowers developers & content creators to build better and more scalable AR apps for any of these client-side technologies.

📍 Location

New York, NY

⚙️ Product Stage

First Full Release

🏭 Industries

AR/VR, Cloud Services, Developer Tools

🤑 Fundraising Status

Actively raising

💸 Total Funding
To Date


🙌 Founder Demographics


Big Wins

Following our launch, our cloud platform is now used by 11 companies and 71 registered developers & creators to power real-time AR experiences. We serve a variety of AR customer verticals raging from AR for healthcare (invasive surgery) to AR for Air Force cargo management training. Recently, a company creating wearable devices used our platform to stream and remotely control 3D models in AR using eye movement sensors that connected to our cloud service. One of our clients, a leading art & cultural programming space in Brooklyn, is using echoAR for a new art exhibition. We helped them create a web-based AR app to go along with the real-life art in which around 300 daily visitors of the exhibition experienced AR through their mobile phone's browser without installing an app. A second enterprise project involved a company using drones to generate 3D models of geographical areas for military training is using echoAR to visualize them in AR through a mobile app. Most notably, AT&T + Amdocs used echoAR to stream AR content in real-time to Magic Leap headsets and mobile devices through 5G.

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Alon Grinshpoon


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